Classes may be over, but UT has plenty of activities to enjoy throughout December. Here are some events holiday “staycationers” won’t want to miss.
McClung Museum News
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer a free stroller tour celebrating winter and the holidays on Monday, December 16. Parents and caregivers with toddlers or babies are invited to meet in the museum’s lobby before taking a winter-themed tour of the museum’s decorative arts gallery, The Decorative Experience.
The Metro Pulse has featured the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture’s new Pueblo exhibit, calling it “an antidote to the cloudiness and chill of winter.” Read the story here. The exhibit, Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery, is on view through January 5.
Get an early start on holiday shopping with a visit to UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The McClung Museum Shop will hold its annual holiday sale November 15 through 22.
Big Orange Big IdeasJefferson Chapman, director of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, talks about a really big ideaâ€”the addition of a “big,” 2,400-pound, twenty-four-foot-long bronze skeleton of an Edmontosaurus annectens, a hadrosaur (or duck-billed) dinosaur to the museum.
Alabama lampmussels—once thought to be extinct—are the topic of discussion at this week’s Science Forum. Gerry Dinkins, of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, will present “Rediscovery of the Nearly Extinct Alabama Lampmussel in the Emory River” on Friday, November 1. The presentation will begin at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture last week installed a life-size dinosaur sculpture at its front entrance as part of its fiftieth anniversary celebration. The sculpture is a 2,400-pound, 24-foot-long bronze skeleton of an Edmontosaurus annectens—a hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur. Several media outlets featured the story, including: Daily Beacon Knoxville News Sentinel WATE-TV
Campus is now home to the oldest and the newest Volunteer. A 2,400-pound, 24-foot-long bronze skeleton of an Edmontosaurus annectens—a hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur—was installed today outside the front entrance of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture as part of the museum’s fiftieth anniversary celebration.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer a free family activity day to showcase the current temporary exhibition Pueblo to Pueblo: the Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery on Saturday, November 2. The event will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit, which is on display through January 5, 2014, features more than seventy Pueblo Indian pottery vessels from Arizona and New Mexico.
Plant-eating dinosaurs of the Southeast will be the topic of the next lecture at the McClung Museum of Natural History on Sunday, October 27. Dinosaur expert Marc Spencer will speak at 2:00 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Spencer is a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Pathology at Marshall University.